Jisoo (singer, born 1995)

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Kim Ji-soo
Kim Ji-soo at Shopee Event in Indonesia on November 19, 2018 (1).jpg
Jisoo at an event for Shopee in Indonesia, November 2018
Native name
Born (1995-01-03) January 3, 1995 (age 24)
Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actress
  • model
Musical career
OriginSeoul, South Korea
Years active2016–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Ji-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Chisu
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Kim Ji-soo (Hangul: 김지수, born on January 3, 1995), better known by the mononym Jisoo, is a South Korean singer, actress, model, and member of the girl group Blackpink under YG Entertainment.


Early life[edit]

Kim Ji-soo was born on January 3, 1995, in Gunpo, Gyeonggi, South Korea.[2] In 2011, Kim joined YG Entertainment through auditions as a trainee.[3] In 2015, Kim made a cameo appearance in the KBS2 drama The Producers alongside label-mates 2NE1's Sandara Park and Winner's Kang Seung-yoon.[4] In the same year Kim featured in several advertisements including Samsonite alongside actor Lee Min-ho, Smart Uniform, LG Electronics, and Nikon.[5][6][7][8]

2016–present: Blackpink[edit]

Kim debuted as a member of Blackpink on August 8, 2016. The group has released two Korean extended plays, Square Up and Kill This Love, along with a Japanese studio album, Blackpink in Your Area, and extended play Blackpink. On February 5, 2017 until February 4, 2018, Kim joined Inkigayo as an MC alongside Got7's Jin-young and NCT's Do-young.[9] On June 3, 2019, Kim was confirmed to make a short appearance in tvN fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles along with 2PM's Nichkhun.[10]

Other ventures[edit]


In September 2018, Jisoo and band-mate Rosé were revealed as endorsement models for South Korean cosmetics brand Kiss Me.[11]

Impact and influence[edit]

In Gallup Korea's annual music poll for 2018, Jisoo was ranked the tenth most popular idol in South Korea, receiving 4.8% of the votes.[12][13] In April 2019, she was ranked the tenth most followed K-pop idol on Instagram, with 12.8 million followers.[14]


Variety shows[edit]

Year Network Title Role Ref.
2017–2018 SBS Inkigayo Host [9]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2015 The Producers Herself KBS2 Cameo [4]
2019 Arthdal Chronicles Sae Na-rae tvN [4]


  1. ^ Herman, Tamar (October 22, 2018). "BLACKPINK Sign With Interscope Records & UMG in Global Partnership With YG Entertainment: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  2. ^ Son, Minji (June 23, 2017). "[아이돌 고향을 찾아서①] 우리 고향 아이돌 누가 있을까". Sports Tendency (in Korean). Retrieved April 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Lee, Mi-hyun (November 15, 2016). "BlackPink's long journey to the top : After six years as trainees, YG's newest girl group now dominates the charts". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "'아스달 연대기' 측 "블랙핑크 지수 출연, 역할 방송통해 확인 부탁"(공식입장)". Newsen. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  5. ^ "YG 신인 걸그룹 김지수, 데뷔 전부터 이민호와 CF모델 발탁". Ten Asia. January 16, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "KIM JISOO & iKON & Chosen as School Uniform models 'Smart Uniform'". Blackpink YG. August 25, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "iKON Together with YG's Kim Jisoo Became New Commercial Models for LG Smart Phones". YG United. March 24, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Small but strong ... Nikon announces Nikon 1 J5 lens interchangeable camera". The Korea Herald (in Korean). April 2, 2015. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "블랙핑크 지수 "'인기가요' MC 하차, 블랙핑크로 돌아오겠다" 소감". Osen (in Korean). February 4, 2018. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "BLACKPINK's Jisoo & 2PM's Nichkhun Are Confirmed To Appear On Arthdal Chronicles". E! Online. June 11, 2019. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "블랙핑크 지수X로제, 메이크업 브랜드 모델 발탁..트렌디 매력UP". Herald Pop (in Korean). September 27, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  12. ^ "2018년 올해를 빛낸 가수와 가요 - 최근 12년간 추이 포함" (in Korean). Gallup Korea. 2018-11-30.
  13. ^ Hicap, Jonathan (2018-12-26). "Gallup Korea names favorite singers, songs in 2018". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2019-05-29.
  14. ^ "Blackpink's Lisa most followed K-pop idol on Instagram". The Straits Times. 2019-04-17. Retrieved 2019-05-29.

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